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I am on Verizon in a family plan and am sick and tired of the stupid stuff Verizon does to their phones (removing features and adding bloat) and the way they delay OS updates. I am hoping the 5X resolves these issues. Since I do not have a nano sim, my plan is to take my wife's old Iphone 5S and get a new sim card for it. Then, I will transfer the new sim card to the 5X. Wish me luck!
 

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Also a Verizon Family Plan guy with 5 cells and a "home phone" on my account. Right now I pay $30 per line with a $10 discount for 4 lines not having a smartphone, and my wife's iPhone has 2 GBs data and costs $40. I will abandon my flip-hone Samsung Convoy 3 tomorrow when my Nexus 5X 32 GBs (cost was $330 on eBay!)arrives and join the smart phone world finally. My $30 less $10 line should go to the regular $40 line fee and I should get 2 GBs so my wife and I will share the 4 GBs. Plan to march into the local Verizon store tomorrow with the new phone and ask them to install a SIM for the Nexus with my current Convoy number and pay the $20. Question? I D/Led my Convoy phone contacts to a .csv Excel file. Need to figure how to get them into the new Nexus 5X. Anybody done this or have links t instructions?
Addded 6 Mar 16: Went to the Verizon store an paid the $19.99 and had them put in a chip. Prolem was that i had not setup phone to only d/l with WiFi and immediately as they tried to pass my phone contacts form my flip-phone Samsung Convoy3, they worked ro about 3/4 hour and coundn't do it. When I went home, I found I was charged 1/4GB data use and went over my limit! They did not, as I asked them to, and they said they did, change my account from 2 GB to 4GB (for my wife's old iPhone and this new Nexus 5x)! I fixed that at home finally. Got the account set up OK. New issue is how to set up my Cox email on this phone. I don't want to use GMail, but there is a proble with Cox I will ask on the font page.
 
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My plan worked to perfection. Activated the Iphone 5S first and then inserted the sim card into 5X. It activated immediately. Cannot believe Verizon will not sell this phone. Control freaks I assume is the reason why. They want to install their bloatware and control all updates. At least with Android...
 

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My plan worked to perfection. Activated the Iphone 5S first and then inserted the sim card into 5X. It activated immediately. Cannot believe Verizon will not sell this phone. Control freaks I assume is the reason why. They want to install their bloatware and control all updates. At least with Android...

Congratulations! I was nervous about having issues activating and using the phone with Verizon. I read too many complaints and issues on here but I took the plunge and it worked. The only thing I had to do was activate the feature so you can use data while on a call. If you need help doing that ask on here. Don't ask Verizon. I chatted with someone from Verizon and they had no clue what they were doing. I figured it out before they were even close. While I love the great service and coverage I get with Verizon I would prefer to use someone else. I'm thinking about trying Project Fi.
 

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I have a Verizon V10 and a 6P and have no issues jumping back and forth between them. The Verizon folks at the corporate store always eyeball me when I come in with the Nexus on my line, but I've had a very good experience with Verizon and my 6P.

Posted via a screaming LG V10...or the Nexus 6P of Doom...mood dependent.
 

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I have a Verizon V10 and a 6P and have no issues jumping back and forth between them. The Verizon folks at the corporate store always eyeball me when I come in with the Nexus on my line, but I've had a very good experience with Verizon and my 6P.

Posted via a screaming LG V10...or the Nexus 6P of Doom...mood dependent.

Coming from a G4, I actually see the 5X as a downgrade in many ways. But not having Verizon bloatware and timely updates from Google makes the 5X worth it.

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I wanted the 5X, but couldn't justify it with owning the 6P. I got my LG flavoring with the V10, but I'm considering returning it after I see the LG reveal for the G5. The 6P is superior by far. Huawei nailed that one right on the head.

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Coming from a G4, I actually see the 5X as a downgrade in many ways. But not having Verizon bloatware and timely updates from Google makes the 5X worth it.

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I just purchased a 5x coming from a G4. Im aware that its a lateral move, but I've had so many problems with my G4 that Im hoping a stock android experience will fix. The only thing that has me semi-worried is the 2GB of ram. I don't have a ton of apps, and don't play games so Im hoping i won't notice it too much. But for me to stay on android, I think it has to be on a bloat free, bone stock phone.
 

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I have a Verizon V10 and a 6P and have no issues jumping back and forth between them. The Verizon folks at the corporate store always eyeball me when I come in with the Nexus on my line, but I've had a very good experience with Verizon and my 6P.

Posted via a screaming LG V10...or the Nexus 6P of Doom...mood dependent.

I'm doing the same thing except with a Droid Turbo 2 and a 6P. How do you keep your call logs and messages synced between your two devices for when you switch between them? I'm still looking for a solution that doesn't involve using SMS backup every single time, it's too clunky.

Posted via my up-to-date Nexus 6P
 

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I'm doing the same thing except with a Droid Turbo 2 and a 6P. How do you keep your call logs and messages synced between your two devices for when you switch between them? I'm still looking for a solution that doesn't involve using SMS backup every single time, it's too clunky.

Posted via my up-to-date Nexus 6P

I too regularly switch between phones (not Verizon) and I'm with you- the only solution I've found is SMS backup. I've found that just keeping a month or so texts on my phones is all I need and makes the process of backing up and restoring quicker. I have a "master" back up of all my texts saved on my google drive just in case I need them.

I would like a more seamless process too.

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I take it back. I do not get my Voicemail notification on the 5X. I get a text message from VZW. You have to resetup Visual Voicemail on the Android phone if this bothers you. It doesn't bother me. I know when I get the text that I have a voicemail.
 

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